### Section 8789, Little Hall 201

### MWF 5th period (11:45 – 12:35)

### Professor Bruce H. Edwards

- 409 Little Hall

(352) 294-2303

bruceedwards@ufl.edu

### Office Hours

- Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 – 10:30. Also by appointment.

### Daily Schedule — Lecture topics and homework assignments

### Course Goals

- This course is an axiomatic treatment of topics in Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry.

Our course goals include writing clear mathematical proofs and explaining mathematical ideas precisely. - This course is particularly useful for prospective secondary-school mathematics teachers.

### Prerequisites

- Grade of C or better in Calculus 2 (MAC 2312, MAC 2512 or MAC 3473)

### Textbook

*Foundations of Geometry*by Gerard A. Venema, 2nd edition, Pearson, 2012

### Website

- https://people.clas.ufl.edu/bruceedwards/mtg-3212-geometry/

### Homework and Participation

- Exercises from the text will be assigned and discussed in class. You will be asked to explain your solutions
- on the blackboard (“participation”). Hence, you are expected to complete all assignments and be prepared every day.
- Each student will be assigned one theorem to present to the class. Some written work will be handed in
- and graded (“homework”). You must work alone on this written homework.

### Tests (Written medical documentation is required for makeup tests.)

- Test 1: Friday, February 6

Test 2: Wednesday, March 18

Test 3: Friday, April 17

### 200 Total Points

- Three 50-point tests: 150
- Participation: 40
- Homework: 10

### Grade

- A: 90 – 100%
- A-: 87 – 89.99%
- B+: 84 – 86.99%
- B: 80 – 83.99%
- B-: 77 – 79.99%
- C+: 74 – 76.99%
- C: 70 – 73.99%
- D: 60 – 69.99%
- E: 0 – 59.99%

### University Resources and Policies

Students with disabilities requesting accommodations should first register with

the Disability Resource Center (352-392-8565) by providing appropriate

documentation. Once registered, students will receive an accommodation

letter which must be presented to the instructor when requesting

accommodation. Students with disabilities should follow this procedure

as early as possible in the semester.

UF students are bound by The Honor Pledge which states, “We, the members of the

University of Florida community, pledge to hold ourselves and our peers to the highest

standards of honor and integrity by abiding by the Honor Code. On all work submitted for

credit by students at the University of Florida, the following pledge is either required or

implied: “On my honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid in doing this

assignment.” The Honor Code specifies a number of behaviors that are in violation of this code

and the possible sanctions. Furthermore, you are obligated to report any condition that

facilitates academic misconduct to appropriate personnel. If you have any questions or concerns,

please consult with the instructor or TAs in this class.”